Advisory Panel

The following are members of the Advisory Panel for New Zealand Minerals Forum 2018.  

Cam McKenzie

Business Development Manager
RSC Mining & Mineral Exploration

Cam joined RSC Consulting as Business Development Manager in 2017 from a role as Chief Executive Officer at Kenex Limited. Prior to this he acted as an advisor to several junior exploration companies following a period managing the Minerals Unit of the former Crown Minerals Group of the Ministry of Economic Development. He has over 20 years’ experience in the minerals sector covering technical and management roles across exploration companies, government and consulting firms.

Chris Baker

Chief Executive Officer
Straterra

Chris’ experience spans more than 35 years in mining and energy in Australia and New Zealand, in executive governance roles and across many commodities – in particular gold and coal. He also chairs ASX-listed mineral exploration company Explaurum, MinEx, RSC Mining & Mineral Exploration, and is a director of the Motor Industry Training Organisation.

Alison Paul

Corporate Affairs & Legal Manager
OceanaGold

A lawyer by trade, Alison is responsible for maintaining OceanaGold’s permits, approvals and agreements reached with its various stakeholders within government, iwi and the wider community. Alison has worked for OceanaGold for 13 years, and previously held roles at Simpson Grierson and Fenwick Elliot in the United Kingdom.

Dale Oram

General Manager of Macraes and Reefton Operations
OceanaGold

Dale is a mining professional with over 35 years of experience in all facets of mining and mining geology within large and selective open cut and underground mining operations. Prior to taking on his role with OceanaGold in 2013, Dale worked for Harmony Gold and was mine manager at KCGM’s Super Pit gold mine in Australia.

David Darby

Manager, Commercial Analysis and Investment
New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals (NZP&M)

David leads the commercial analysis and investment team at NZP&M. His team promotes New Zealand’s petroleum and minerals sectors to potential investors around the globe. David has more than 20 years’ experience in the upstream oil and gas sector. Prior to joining NZP&M in 2015, David worked for Maersk Oil in the UK, and has previously held roles with GNS Science, Ikon and BG Group.

Fiona Bartier

General Manager - Health, Safety, Environment and Community
Bathurst Resources

Fiona Bartier is an environmental and resource scientist who has worked for government, in research and education, for industry groups, and for a range of mining companies. Fiona began her career as a forestry planner before moving into a research role at the University of Queensland at the Centre for Mined Land Rehabilitation. She joined Bathurst Resources in 2012.

Glenys Perkins

Chairperson
Minerals West Coast

Glenys has been involved in the mining industry for more than 30 years and is dedicated to ensuring that coal is accepted as a secure energy resource for New Zealand. In April 2017, Glenys was elected the first woman to chair Minerals West Coast. She is also managing director of Taylor Coal.

Josh O'Rourke

Policy Manager
Straterra

Josh joined Straterra in 2017 from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, where he developed a solid understanding of the minerals sector working as a senior regulatory analyst in the Minerals Unit of New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals. Prior to that Josh worked at the Ministry for the Environment and the Environmental Protection Authority on upstream petroleum and minerals policy.

Wayne Scott

Chief Executive Officer
MinEx

Wayne Scott was recently appointed CEO for MINEX, the National Health and Safety Council for the New Zealand Mining and Quarrying industry. He has extensive experience in the quarrying industry, both in NSW and Queensland, and for the past 8 years has been an Inspector of Mines – Small Mines Strategy, with the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines.

Tim Journeaux

Principal Minerals Advisor
New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals

Tim joined NZP&M in late 2016 after six years working as a Principal Consultant with Quantitative Geoscience.  For the 15 years prior to that he worked in a number of roles for both WMC Resources and BHP Billiton including Principal Resource Geologist for Nickel West.